Douglas MacArthur Quotes

35 Douglas MacArthur quotes:

"If you must fire do a good job-a few casualties become martyrs, a large number an object lesson. ...When a mob starts to move keep it on the run. ...Use a bayonet to encourage its retreat. If they are running, a few good wounds in the buttocks will encourage them. If they resist, they must be killed."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"There's no security on this earth, only opportunity."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: Security Quotes
"Part of the American dream is to live long and die young. Only those Americans who are willing to die for their country are fit to live."
"The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself."
"Always there has been some terrible evil at home or some monstrous foreign power that was going to gobble us up if we did not blindly rally behind it."
"Last, but by no means least, courage-moral courage, the courage of one's convictions, the courage to see things through. The world ;is in a constant conspiracy against the brave. It's the age-old struggle-the roar of the crowd on one side and the voice of your ;conscience on the other."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: Courage Quotes
"We are not retreating. We are advancing in another direction."
"I suppose, in a way, this has become part of my soul. It is a symbol of my life. Whatever I have done that really matters, I've done wearing it. When the time comes, it will be in this that I journey forth. What greater honor could come to an American, and a soldier?"
"Years wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul."
"Rules are mostly made to be broken and are too often for the lazy to hide behind"
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: Rules Quotes
"I have just returned from visiting the Marines at the front, and there is not a finer fighting organization in the world!"
"Americans never quit."
"Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die."
"Life is a lively process of becoming."
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul."
"They died hard, those savage men - like wounded wolves at bay. They were filthy, and they were lousy, and they stunk. And I loved them."
"There is no security on this earth; there is only opportunity."
"A general is just as good or just as bad as the troops under his command make him."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: American Soldier Quotes Troops Quotes
"My first recollection is that of a bugle call."
"Old soldiers never die; they just fade away. And like the old soldier in that ballad, I now close my military career and just fade away, an old soldier who tried to do his duty as God gave him the sight to see that duty."
Author: MacArthur Quotes Category: American Soldier Quotes Soldiers Quotes

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